Sunday, November 22, 2009

Still here!

You may think that I disappeared again but I really didn't, I'm here, just haven't had much of a chance to hop on my laptop and blog.

We had quite the busy week mostly revolving around my children going for eye exams and both needing glasses, which took this mama by surprise......well maybe not with Jasmine, the past few weeks she had been complaining that she was having a hard time seeing the board in the classroom and sometimes things up close were a little blurry too.

Since I was taking her, I decided that it was now or never for Nicholas as well.

Turns out she is Nearsighted and needs glasses, no surprise there, I was expecting that, but what I wasn't expecting was that when I took Nicholas in, who has never complained about anything and mind you just a month or two ago they checked their eyes at school and everything was fine......I was told by the doctor that he is Farsighted and needs reading glasses.

Well I'll be darned, I had no clue.

So yes, we've had a busy week with eye appointments and school activities.

I've spent my days running from place to place, feeling quite discombobulated and in desperate need of rest and relaxation, though the thought of Thanksgiving in just a few days is enough to keep me positive.

With that thought in mind, I have started religiously exercising on my Wii fit, because you know....Turkey day is coming and I don't want to feel bad about the ginormous amounts of food that I will be ingesting for days. I'm sure I'm not the only one either. *tee hee*

Have you started Christmas decorating yet?

Would you think me crazy if I told you that I have everything but the outside decorations up?

It just makes me smile to see the Christmas tree and my Christmas village all lit up at night, brings me visions of hot cocoa and candy canes, the birth of Jesus and white snow.

Tell me that doesn't make you smile???

Today is the first day that I've had a chance to sit down and spend some time online, browsing and getting ideas for the holidays. Like these adorable little pies in jars, which I'm thinking would be a great gift for the school teachers, and look at the cutest tags to include from Lollichops.

I've also been eyeing these adorable Grandma Twinkle Stars....yep, I think there are some coming up for Christmas. If you want to check out the tutorial, head on over to The Royal Sisters, such a neat blog.

Starting the next few days, I'm going to be posting alot about Handmade Christmas ideas, baking and sewing and crochet and knitting, ways to save money, sales, decorating etc etc.

If you have anything to contribute, I would love to hear it. With the economy the way it is, everyone is cutting back and trying to find a more inexpensive way of celebrating the holidays, I say we put our heads together and help each other out.

Right now though, I have to leave you because believe it or not......I have a Pumpkin Pie in the oven. *hahaha*
I'm trying a new recipe and what better way than to actually *try it* before you fix it for Thanksgiving? I am not complaining and neither are the little munchkins around here who've I've caught with their fingers in the Pie Mixture. Tsk Tsk Tsk.


Mari said...

Bummer about the glasses. All 3 of my kids needed glasses at a fairly young age. It can be an expensive venture - but worth it for their vision!
I'm not surprised about the decorating. You are always ahead of me! :)
Those pies in a jar are the cutest thing ever. Have you found the little jars? I've never seen them before.

Anna Jo said...

The "pies in a jar" are delicious! And adorable, i mean really, who doesn't like miniature things? lol

On the decorating, not surprised at all. I want to get my stuff up before Wednesday. We'll see how that goes...

Bummer about the glasses...


Jen said...

We will be decorating very soon. The only item I have are the items I've made at craft days. My Potpourri jar with white lites in it. Makes the house smell so good!

Thinking of your kids with the fingers in the pie mixture makes me laugh. When my brother and cousins were about 4 and 5 years old my Dad and his brothers were left in charge of watching them while the women of the house went out shopping. Well the men started talking and my brother and my cousin decided they wanted the pumpkin pie right now. They got the pie off the table...right in front of my dad and uncles...and they ate the whole filling part of the pie. When we all sat down to eat..much to everyone's surprise there was only a crust left!!

Anonymous said...

Good to see you blogging, Sandra, and looking forward to all the posts you have in mind about Christmas!!

Take care, have fun baking, and always turn your back for a few minutes when the bowls with the leftover dough are sitting on the counter. The little taste-testers will be at work!

Elizabeth in Mississippi

Conny said...

what a lovely Christmas village!! I haven't even begun to think about Christmas ... so please inspire me with your upcoming posts about ideas to keep Christmas simple & homemade! :)

Tracy said...

Thank you for the links to those cute little pies and consequently the designer of the jar labels. A gold mine!

I've passed the links on to the teacher I assist....she's very excited too!